Weekly Update: 8th July 2018

Hi there and Happy Sunday.  Welcome to my first weekly update in what seems like forever, but in reality has been about a month.  Life just seems to keep getting away from me and – if I’m honest – I’ve been in a bit of a book blogging slump.  It’s been happening on and off since the Spring and I’m not sure I’m over it yet.

I thought it was because I felt swamped with review copies but they are all done now and I’m completely caught up so I’m actually reading books I’ve bought again – and it’s still made no difference.  With the school holidays almost upon us, I’ll see if the change of pace makes a difference.  If not, I may just take a break.  Oh the woes of being a book blogger 😉

Anyhow, on with my week and what I wrote / reviewed…

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On Monday, I wrote a review of Her Watchful Eye by Julie Corbin, which I really enjoyed because it was full of unreliable characters and twists and turns.

On Tuesday, I introduced my latest read, Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas, which is due out in August so not long to go for my review.

On Wednesday, I recapped on the books I’d read in June, the majority of which were 4+ star reviews so made me very happy.

On Friday, I reviewed Murder in Slow Motion by Rebecca Muddiman, a book set in / around my home town with great plot twists.

And that’s it for me – a short and sweet post. How was your week, reading and otherwise?

Emma x

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Weekly update: 4th February, 2018

Morning all and welcome to my first February update, another month that has started with rain – when will we get some better weather?  For a short month, February is apparently the one that feels like the longest.  I think it’s because we are now all desperate for spring to arrive.  Fingers crossed it does soon.  On other notes, it was another busy week for me with projects to do (but I’m not complaining) but also not as stressful because I didn’t feel as panic-y … I even said no to a job when the timeframes were too tight (it felt good).  It did mean I didn’t get as much blog hopping and commenting done as I would like but I did spend some time this weekend catching up and am hopefully about there now.

Weekly Update: 10th December, 2017

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Morning All and welcome to another Sunday and, for the first time in weeks, a week update that I’m actually publishing on the intended day!  How come I’m so organised?  I’m not really, I’m just not away this weekend.  Instead, I’ve been spending it at home, getting ready for the big day…only 14 more sleeps!  I’m officially excited.  The presents are bought bar a few stocking-stuffers, the turkey ordered, the tree up and ready to be decorated today and I have Christmas music on repeat (there really is no such thing as too much Slade at this time of year in my humble opinion).  In between I even got some blogging done – though I had ground to a halt by Friday….

This Week, Next Week in Books: 2nd August, 2015

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you had a good week – or, if you didn’t, this week is a lot better for you. As mentioned yesterday, mine has been full of making plans to move and spending time with family.  Moving plans continue this week but we’ll have the house to ourselves as we do it. Then, there’s the usual work in there as well. Inbetween, hopefully some reading.

One of the books I hope to read is Emma by Jane Austen as part of Austen in August run by Roof Beam Reader. I’m going to try and read something Austen related each week. This is my favourite book of Austen’s though (and not just because we share a name) so if I do nothing else but read this, I’ll be happy.

imageBeautiful, clever, rich – and single – Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.

Other books added to the (virtual) shelves this week include…

How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst which I’ve heard good things about and sounds good.

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They told her she killed her son. She served her time. But what if they lied? I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don’t you? My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, address and a chance to rebuild my tattered life. This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster. Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan. Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event, how can I truly believe he’s dead? If there was the smallest chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back?

The Benn Diaries by Tony Benn because biographies and memoirs are the theme for my book club this month and I’ve never read any diaries. Plus I love politics so I should find this interesting.

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The Benn Diaries, embracing the years 1940-1990, are already established as a uniquely authoritative, fascinating and readable record of political life. The selected highlights that form this single-volume edition include the most notable events, arguments and personal reflections throughout Benn’s long and remarkable career as a leading politician.

One thing I haven’t been able to do the last few weeks is spend a lot of time visiting other blogs and haven’t added any books I don’t think to my to read list. Hopefully I can correct that this week and spend a bit more time browsing.

And that’s it for me. What about you, what are you reading?

emma

This week, I’m linking in with Kimberly at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post. Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.

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